Gerome painting the Temptations, Hampton

Gerome painting the Temptations, Hampton; credit Gerome



The region’s dramatic history began in 1607 when Captain John Smith of the Virginia Company led three ships, the Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery to the south shore of the Chesapeake Bay … More

Cultural Sites
Hampton University & Museum, Booker T. Washington Memorial Garden & Statue, John Biggers Murals and Newsome House Museum & Cultural Center celebrate black culture vibrant in the region … More

Heritage Sites
Old Point Comfort, Fort Monroe is where in August 1619, a ship arrived carrying free and enslaved Africans. Many free Africans settled here. Union Major General Benjamin F Butler made first Civil War declaration here … More

Innkeeper and Spas
Magnolia Bed & Breakfast, Foster’s Care Massage and Painted Bare Spa Lounge provide your casual and formal retreat headquarters for unforgettable memories … More

General Attractions
Virginia War Museum, Hampton History Museum, Yorktown National Battlefield and Victory Center, Watermen’s Museum and Colonial Williamsburg are well worth a day or two visit … More

Family Attractions
Virginia Air & Space Center and Buckroe Beach in Hampton are cool, but the region’s best known family attraction is the Busch Gardens Theme Park up the road in Williamsburg … More

Shop and Gallery
Art by Jerome is a remarkable gallery to pursue and purchase unique fine art directly from the artist-owner, if he’s not painting or touring … More

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